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Election Admin and Security

Well-run, secure, and accessible elections are the bedrock of a functioning democracy. But American elections have not always lived up to this ideal. The 2000 presidential election, with its “hanging chads,” drew the nation’s attention to poorly-designed voting systems. The Russian attacks on election infrastructure in 2016 highlighted vulnerabilities in computerized election systems. And access to the vote has never been guaranteed — disabled voters and voters of color still face obstacles to voting. CDT advocates for policy and technology to support a democracy that works for everyone.

PSA: Mail-in Voting – Counting Every Vote

CDT believes every vote should be counted, even if it takes a while – trust in the vote by mail process is essential to ensuring that.

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Field Guides

Election Cybersecurity Resources

Recent Content

CDT Comments to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission on Voluntary Voting System Guidelines

CDT Joins 100+ Other Orgs in Endorsing Civil Society Declaration of Democratic Principles

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Tech Talk: Post-Election Audits, Disinformation, “Rumoring” and more — Talking Tech w/ Kate Starbird, Will Adler, Aliya Bhatia

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Press Release: Incoming D.C. Council Urged to Keep Elections Secure in Wake of New Report

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Letter Urging DC Council Not to Reintroduce Internet Voting Bill

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De-Weaponizing and Standardizing the Post-Election Audit

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